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  1. Helian

    Mooring Advice

    Is Celia Bondon still alive? My father's boat was built at Bondons in the very early 70s Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  2. Yes I wondered that too. It was still there on Saturday morning. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  3. So I observed, and that's what prompted my question to them!
  4. Called at Brooms yesterday; was told they stopped selling unleaded petrol last November. Fortunately I didn't need fuel. I don't know of any petrol availability river side on the Southern rivers now. Seems its now jerry cans or paddle. Ian
  5. I too vividly remember Salhouse. From memory, in some places you could jump from the bow onto the grass, otherwise onto the beach or a few inches of water. Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  6. In the very early 70s my father had a boat built by Bondons at South Walsham and wanted to call it "Spitfire". He was told he could not as there was already a "Spitfire" registered, so had to call it "Norfolk Spitfire". Incidentally its still about and still called "Norfolk Spitfire"!
  7. Yes, I'd suggest Gary at Marine Power Sent from the Norfolk Broads Network mobile app
  8. I could be wrong, it was a long time ago but think it was orange.
  9. I can't see anyone mentioning R&C Bondon at South Walsham. Whilst I didnt' hire from them, Ray build my fathers' boat (an Elysian - Norfolk Spitfire - still on the Broads) in about 1971. I hired a Hampton (can't remember its name) solo from Royalls in the early 1980s
  10. I don't see anyone has mentioned Bilofix - basically a larger format wooden version of Meccano with large plastic nuts and bolts. A bit like what Duplo is to Lego.
  11. < Lives very close to Staines!
  12. Very quiet around Brundall at lunchtime and afternoon on Christmas Eve. Did not see another boat underway. River amazingly calm. So tranquil.
  13. Just a point, Coldham Hall is OPPOSITE Brundall, in Surlingham on the south bank. A bit of a detour required if you try to get there by road from Brundall!
  14. Yes I was referring to unleaded petrol. Brooms sounds expensive but the fuel station on the A47 roundabout in Brundall wanted £1.349 /l which seemed pretty steep given their economies of volume. The same day Sainsburys in Thorpe were selling at £1.249 /l
  15. My first post so please be gentle. Unleaded prices on Southern Rivers update: Brooms £1.55 /l on 31st July 2018. Pump out £18 / water £2 Waveney River Centre no longer supply when we visited on 2nd August 2018 Hope that's helpful Ian
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